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Quotations from NBA Star 姚明(yáo míng) Yao Ming

Mar. 31, 2015
You may never doubt the excellence of Yao Ming on the basketball court. In fact, his wisdom and humor off the court are also quite impressing.

His Wisdom

When he was asked by a Chinese reporter: “are you worried about one day you will be overtaken by a rookie?”

He answered:


Zhè jiùshì bĭsài, xiàng shēnghuó yíyàng, méi shénme rúguŏ kéyĭ yùliào.

这   就是  比赛,像      生活        一样,  没   什么     如果  可以  预料。
Games are the same as life and are not predictable.

His Humor

When he was asked by a reporter: “why do you get more attentions than golf star Tiger Woods does?”

He answered:

Yīn wèi lánqiú bĭ gāoěrfū qiú dà ma!  Wŏ hěn xìngyùn, néng gòu dédào zhè fèn gōngzuò.
因   为  篮球   比 高尔夫  球  大  嘛! 我  很   幸运,    能     够   得到   这   份   工作。
The basketball is much bigger than golf. So I am lucky enough to get this job!

生词 (shēng cí) Vocabulary:
像…一样( xiàng…yí yàng) conj the same as

如果( rú guŏ) conj if

预料( yù liào)v predictable

得到( dé dào)v gain/get

篮球( lán qiú)n basketball

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